Monday, January 29, 2007

The Updated Laws..

After reading some very excellent posts recently... I noticed that many Christians reject some of the Laws of the old testament claiming the 'New Testament' contains the new laws that they follow. So, in order to be informed about this I decided to list the "New Laws" additions and changes that Jesus made in the New Testament.... I wonder how many Christians follow these to the letter?

Lets begin the same way Jesus did...

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:19

OK, so if ANYONE breaks this list of "New Laws" AND Teaches others to do so, will be called the "least" in the kingdom of heaven... Ok, so you won't go to hell, but they will pick on you about it LOL...

#1) Killing

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. Matt 5:21-26

What a doozey we have here.... Now we have gone from facing judgment if we kill someone, to facing judgment if we are angry with someone (of course there is the loop hole here "without cause" nice out huh?) However there is not much of an out in the other addition to the law.. If you call your brother Raca or Worthless you will be in danger of Council, and if you call your brother a Fool well now your going to hell! He continues adding to the law basically saying don't even come to church if there is malice or discourse between you or your brother. Further more he commands that you "Agree" with your enemy!!! so you don't go to jail, cause if you do... per Jesus you should pay/serve the maximum time.. wow...

#2) Adultery

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Matt 5:27-30

WHOA!!! There is no way around this here... we are screwed! What is interesting to me here, is notice Jesus did NOT lay blame on the woman! He put the blame on the man lusting after the woman. So, it does not matter if the woman wears something provocative. If the man lusts after her, in keeping with this new law he should take out his eye, and if he jerks off, bye bye hand! Other wise your whole body is bound for Hell.

#3) Divorce....

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matt 5:31-32

Pretty straight forward here.... If you divorce your wife you cause her to commit adultery, and if you marry a divorced woman you commit adultery. Oddly, seems like it was ok to get a divorce before.... as long as it was documented...

#4) Lying/Cussing....

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Matt 5:33-37

Interestingly enough, apparently you were allowed to lie before just not to yourself.. However, the new Law is Don't lie, Don't cuss, even with your thoughts.... In addition when you talk, only say yes or no.... Anything else will bring evil. Sounds like Jesus was high this time... he went from talking about lying, then telling you not to lie by earth cause it's his gods footstool , and do not lie by Jerusalem cause it's the city of the great king, to don't cuss in your head, and ending with Hey, just say yes and no.... That must have been some good stuff that day :)

#5) Eye for an Eye

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy] cloke also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Matt 5:38-42

I'm sure we have all heard this one before, turn the other cheek.... But what about the other additions to it? If you get sued, give the person double... IF you are forced to walk a mile, walk 2.... and Don't turn away anyone that askes to borrow from you.

#6) Love/Hate

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so? Matt 5:43-47

I think this is really funny here, not the love your enemy part, but the fact that he is relating it to politicians... lol Jesus is saying here... hey look, be like the politicians... they are nice to the people that hate them... come on if they can do it so can you.

All that and I did'nt even get to chapter 6. One day I might actually sit down and write this all out... but you get the idea.

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